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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 11, 2003 12:22pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Is this possible?

I concur with FP. I just read his post and burned some of the MPEG-2 content straight to a CD-R without any special VCD or SVCD formatting. The $57 Apex player played them without a problem.

This has got to be the easiest and cheapest way to play MPEG-2s on TV.

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Poster: rcfuzz Date: Feb 15, 2003 12:54am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Is this possible?

And nothing else has to be done to the films? Just download the MPEG2 file and burn?

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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 15, 2003 2:55am
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Is this possible?

For most DVD players, no. Most DVD players need a DVD-R that have been formatted with a program like iDVD or other DVD authoring packages. These programs write a special format (UDF) and convert the MPEG files into VOB files.

For some DVD players, yes. Some DVD players can read the files on ISO formatted CD-Rs and DVD-Rs. This method doesn't require special software or converting the files. Also most computers will read and play such files.

I know it sounds a tad confusing, think about it in terms of burning an audio CD. You can download MP3 files and burn them to a CD. Most computers can play those files, some CD players can read and play MP3 files, but most CD players require a special audio CD format.

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Poster: op712 Date: Apr 7, 2003 3:57pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Is this possible?

I have PowerDVD with my DVD drive in my computer and playing these MPEG-2 files work GREAT with this program. Just need the good ol' broadband connections to download these huge sized files. Good luck.